2011 Tornado Resources
In April 2011, many states in the southern part of the United States were affected by a record number of tornadoes. The storms led to the death of over 320 people, and caused destruction totaling tens of millions of dollars. Entire towns were flattened. Here are some helpful resources for individuals who may need support or would like to reach out to those in need:
The US Government has posted an extraordinary and comprehensive list of mental health and other resources on a special website.
The American Red Cross
Text REDCROSS to 90999
The Salvation Army
Text GIVE to 80888
Bay Area Food Bank
Bottled water, non-perishables, diapers
Alabama Public Radio
North Alabama storm relief information
There is a Facebook page directly titled Pictures and Documents found after the April 27, 2011 Tornadoes. People were invited to post photos of any items they found (many were projected over 150 miles from the tornado sites) along with their e-mail address so that they could be claimed by storm survivors.